Beggared or Refined

I begged God not to take her! But she quietly stopped breathing, her pulse growing more and more distant until it was no more. “Set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God” (Colossians 3:1). We have been given a command and yet we seldom are diligently, actively, … Continue reading Beggared or Refined

Where Do We Turn?

Our journey is narrowing but where we turn is the same. We’re thankful for the promise of His sustaining power (Psalm 55:22).

the scarlett road

We’ve been dealt a hard blow. Life has changed and it may never, ever be the same. Through a pandemic that includes a cancer journey with my sister-in-law, through loss of jobs or finances for different family members and friends, through loss of caring for grandkids (like my sister is experiencing), or possibly losing the care of foster children after having them in your care for so long they think of you as their safe place (like a daughter is finding). These are hard times. My nephew sits in jail 3 years now and his spouse has regained the responsibility of raising the children. And, unfortunately, the system that works to get the children back to the biological mother doesn’t take the children’s care seriously. Where do we turn?

When many followers of Jesus left because they found His teaching to be too difficult, Jesus asked the twelve if they…

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⁠“You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.” ⁠Exodus 23:25 ⁠Here's Laura Elliott with today's devotion: ⁠ ⁠Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a “right now” attached to the end of every promise in God’s Word? If … Continue reading 𝐂𝐫𝐲 𝐎𝐮𝐭! 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲 𝟐𝟑 💙

Cry Out! Challenge, Day 20!

Pastors have a very difficult road. Many times, the burden’s they carry are too much for one person. And, in order to serve a body of believers it takes away from the family. The pastor’s family makes untold sacrifices. Some of those sacrifices have to do with inadequate pay, the grumblings of discontented sheep, and … Continue reading Cry Out! Challenge, Day 20!

Cry Out! Challenge, Day 16

Do you remember Wednesday night Prayer Meetings? Do you remember in the middle of the week, coming together as a church to pray? Maybe you are still participating in such a ministry. As a pastor’s wife some of my most treasured memories occurred when missionaries were home on furlough. One gentle-hearted missionary from Togo, West … Continue reading Cry Out! Challenge, Day 16